Sunday, August 28, 2016
Another damaging deception by Reimers...
Apropos the recent nine hours of literally dead air, it is just one of the latest instances of Berthold Reimers deceiving the people who work at WBAI, as well as what is left of a listenership his ineptitude has steadily discouraged.
The abrupt cut-off occurred in the middle of something that is all too rare on Reimers' tattered weekly schedule: an intelligently produced and presented program. A highly knowledgeable member of the Creative Unity Collective was paying tribute to audio engineers whose work has enhanced and taken along a new path the recording industry--It was a tribute inspired by the death of Rudy Van Gelder, just a few days before. Reimers has a long-time debt to settle with WBAI and its listener-sponsors. Now he can add this CUC producer/host to the growing list of individuals he has victimized.
Here is what Frank Lefever posted elsewhere earlier today:
I sent copies of Berthold's E-mail to the Staff, and I've posted about
it up on the bleepin' blue board (http://listenerforums.net/01info.htm),
but the real revelation here was that Berthold, and Tony Ryan, had been
informed about this by a memo from the Empire State Building (ESB) guy
on August 17, a full 10 days earlier.
Berthold forwarded the two E-mails from the ESB guy, dated August 17,
and August 26, at 8:59 AM on August 27, after a number of us had had the
experience of finding the station off the air with no explanation. Randy
Credico was particularly upset this morning. He's not been through
situations where the station is suddenly off the air before.
Even after six and a half years some people's radio management OJT is
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